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Obama Budget Lays Groundwork for Universal Gun Registry

Gun Owners of America

Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)-  Last Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder testified before a House appropriations subcommittee on behalf of his department’s proposed budget for FY2015.

Apparently, Holder didn’t think anyone would read his written submission, because he all-but-admitted that Obama intends to implement a Universal Gun Registry by executive fiat.

He also asked Congress to help fund so-called “smart gun” technology, which would prevent a gun from firing unless the shooter is wearing an accompanying bracelet or ring.

“Smart guns” are a dumb idea
Given that “smart gun” technology only works about 80 percent of the time – according to the New Jersey Institute of Technology – gun owners almost universally consider this a “dumb” idea.

Even police have rejected the “dumb gun” approach for themselves.

Currently, there are no such guns on the market in the United States.  One gun store did briefly offer an Armatix .22 caliber earlier this year, but public outrage forced them to pull the handgun from the shelves.

Holder pushes a Universal Gun Registry
This year’s Obama budget shows how the administration is trying to quietly create the infrastructure for a universal gun registry.

In proposed “Program Increases” for the FBI, Holder has this to say:

“This program enhancement will double the capacity of the existing NICS [National Instant Check System] system.  These expansions are vital in ensuring that the NICS system can support a Universal Background Check requirement, which is expected to double gross NICS transactions.”

Huh?

It may have escaped the Attorney General’s notice, but the Democrat Senate defeated his Universal Background Check requirement.

So, in effect, Holder’s asking for $100 million and 524 personnel to implement a program Congress rejected.

But that’s not all.

Holder seeking more ATF agents to copy to 4473 forms
In the section on ATF “Program Increases,” Holder demands $51.1 million and 255 agents and other personnel for enforcement and inspections.

In case anyone has forgotten, these are the people who are going to the FFL’s in connection with “annual inspections” — and physically copying all the 4473′s and bound book entries.  GOA has reported on these efforts before, and one can read first-hand accounts from gun dealers here and here.

So under Holder’s proposed budget, many more 4473′s would be copied and fed into ATF’s de facto registry.

At the same time, Obama’s illegal Universal Background Check — implemented, presumably, by executive fiat — would ensure every gun transaction would have to go through an FFL.  And this, of course, would guarantee that every American gun owner would have a 4473 which can be copied.

Think about it.  With Republicans expected to take the Senate this fall — and Obama stymied legislatively — he has every incentive to go “full tyrant.”  And that, apparently, is exactly what he intends to do.

But we have no intention to sit back and let Holder take away our Second Amendment rights.  We have drafted legislation to prohibit ATF from copying 4473′s — and to require it to destroy any 4473′s it currently has.

UPDATE:  GOA recently alerted you that an import ban on certain ammunition could be forthcoming from the ATF.  Well, it’s official now — the ATF just declared that Russian-made 7N6 5.45×39 ammo is armor piercing.  This lawlessness represents another reason that Congress needs to cut t he ATF’s budget.

ACTIONClick here to Contact your Representative.  Demand that the Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill contain language to prohibit ATF from compiling a national gun registry by copying and retaining the 4473′s of every American.

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  • 12 User comments to “Obama Budget Lays Groundwork for Universal Gun Registry”

    1. oldgringo on April 11, 2014 at 4:20 AM said:

      I believe there are more Democrats that own guns than do Republicans or Independents…That being said…If those of you continue to vote for anti-gun politicians…You will go down with the rest of us…You gun loving Democrats can kiss your gun rights and the second amendment good-bye!

    2. TexStan on April 11, 2014 at 11:23 AM said:

      A man who is himself in contempt of Congress is not going to take anything away from my person.

    3. How long before some criminal enterprise or government devises a way to “jam” the signal or “fry” the “smart” gun’s RFID chip?

    4. Never did like that a “Back Ground Check” also listed the firearm/ serial number of the weapon you are purchasing. Hello; shouldn’t matter/ be there; doesn’t have relevant use as to what my address is, or my County DA conviction record is, or my mental hospital treatment records are… also should not be any use/ restriction if I am buying 1, 2 or 3 firearms at a time. Sorry, no need to know if I was not a felon in order to purchase firearm #1, then I was not a felon to purchase firearm #2.

      I can see keeping track of inventory and disposition of a weapon for FFL purposes, but a back ground check is not an inventory requirement, nor is an inventory system needed to have my felony records/ mental treatment recorded as part of it. Time to separate these paper trail functions!

    5. The problem I see is sanity has left the building. Instead of 2 opposing forces coming together and doing what is best for the country we now have two extremely polar opposites: gun owners and those who not only want to do away with guns, but make us reliant on a military state. With this environment of extremisms once guns are gone, they will never come back. By the way, with the policy’s all ready in place military bases are now killing zones of the innocent.

    6. Leo Smith on April 11, 2014 at 4:16 PM said:

      Eric, Go F**K yourself!

    7. Easy to jam cell phone frequencies, FCC has rules about that and stiff fines.

      Would be even easier to do that for one of Holder’s toy bracelets.

    8. If I have to wear a toy bracelet so I can use my firearm if needed, anyone who sees the bracelet will know that I am carrying concealed.

      Who wants to have a bracelet on 24-7-365?

      When Holder security detail used smart guns 100% along with Secret Service we will see how long that lasts.

    9. Guess I’m going to be a criminal then, because I’m not giving any thieving libtard snake politician anything but what comes out of the barrel.
      SO BE IT, MOLON LABE MOTHERFU#*ER !!!

    10. hippybiker on April 11, 2014 at 9:51 PM said:

      We all know that Eric Holder is a criminal, and has no regard for our Constitution or the rule of law. It is time for him and his homosexual boss to be dancing on the air. Also, Mooch the transvestite named Michale Robinson should join them.

    11. justtryit on April 12, 2014 at 4:12 PM said:

      Holder, you belong in jail! But then again, I will have to pass along my thanks to you and you’re “gangsta” boss for re-awakening America to the rights and liberties our Founding Fathers intended with the Constitution and BILL OF RIGHTS! America will come back to bite you!

    12. ChicagoGuy on April 19, 2014 at 12:37 AM said:

      The garbage HB183 “concealed carry” bill written by NRA contract lobbyist for IL Todd Vandermyde has a wonderful UNLIMITED privacy waiver that will let the IL State Police snoop into IRS returns and bank accounts, then forward the info. to Atty. General Holder for examination:
      “a waiver of the applicant’s privacy and confidentiality rights and privileges under ALL federal and state laws…”
      Chris Cox and Chuck Cunningham at NRA/ILA pay money to Vandermyde for this “work!”

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